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In The Amazon, Scientists Seek A Cure For Autoimmune Disease

In The Amazon, Scientists Seek A Cure For Autoimmune Disease | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
In an unlikely collaboration with Amazonian shamans, medical researchers seek a cure for autoimmune disease.
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Amazon Headwaters Under Siege: 19 dams slated for Napo watershed

Amazon Headwaters Under Siege: 19 dams slated for Napo watershed | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
The Napo River watershed is immense. Fed by snow from the glaciated volcanic peaks of the Andes Mountains, and by rainwater falling on steamy lowland Ecuadorian rainforests, this vast stretch of Amazonia supports diverse terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, with significant unstudied flora and fauna.
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Julia's Journal Archives | Amazon Aid Foundation

Julia's Journal Archives | Amazon Aid Foundation | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
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Visit Julia's Journal to learn about biodiversity in the Amazon Rainforest, and the incredible region of Madre de Dios in Peru!

Julia's Journal is a series of blog posts by Artist for the Amazon Julia Loman that combine art and science to promote awareness about issues in the Amazon rainforest.

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Peru planning highway through most biodiverse place on earth | David Hill

Peru planning highway through most biodiverse place on earth | David Hill | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
As scientists and many others have emphasised, building roads into fragile environments such as tropical forests, like the Amazon, can have particularly devastating impacts. These include physical disturbances to the soil, vegetation and water-flows, pollution, and opening up previously inaccessible areas to hunting, colonisation and natural resource exploitation.
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Q&A: Peruvian Ecologist Vows "You Fight Until You Fall Dead"

Q&A: Peruvian Ecologist Vows "You Fight Until You Fall Dead" | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
As Peru relaxes environmental safeguards, a prominent ecologist explains why he resigned from his government post.
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Tropical Ecology

Tropical Ecology | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

This full-color illustrated textbook offers the first comprehensive introduction to all major aspects of tropical ecology. It explains why the world's tropical rain forests are so universally rich in species, what factors may contribute to high species richness, how nutrient cycles affect rain forest ecology, and how ecologists investigate the complex interrelationships among flora and fauna. 

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Excellent - a new text from John Kricher - a great introduction to neotropical ecology! 

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Teach: Amazonia Under Threat - Great New Resource from Nat. Geo!

Teach: Amazonia Under Threat - Great New Resource from Nat. Geo! | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Journey into the Amazon region, where thousands of species live in a delicate balance that’s imperiled by logging, mining, agriculture, roadbuilding, oil, and gas drilling.
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Hot off the press!  The Nov. 15 Nat. Geo magazine is all about climate change with a special section on the AMAZON!  Check out this online resource that compliments the print magazine. 

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Amazon Rainforest Workshops's curator insight, October 21, 2015 5:53 PM

Hot off the press - the Nov. 2015 of Nat. Geo. Magazine focuses on climate change with a special feature on the AMAZON!  

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Tropical forests will still exist in 2100 – but they will be a sorry sight

Tropical forests will still exist in 2100 – but they will be a sorry sight | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
We're heading for mass extinctions in the world's most diverse ecosystem.
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Francis of the Forest

Francis of the Forest | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, DC – When Pope Francis visited Latin America in July, he made an impassioned plea for the protection of … Read More
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If a Tree Falls in the Forest...

If a Tree Falls in the Forest... | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
It’s World Philosophy Day! Here at the Rainforest Alliance, we tend to spend this day pondering the age-old conundrum: “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a ...
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Gigantic Amazon Fish is Going Extinct - Nature World News

Gigantic Amazon Fish is Going Extinct - Nature World News | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
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Weighting as much as 400 pounds, the massive arapaima fish is likely one of the largest fish you could ever see with your own two eyes.
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Weekend Wildlife:  Meet the massive arapaima...before it's gone?

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